in a recent interview Manchester Evening News, Manchester City defender John Stones has revealed he wants to stay at the Manchester City club for many more years. stone said,
“It’s hard to think about what’s going on because you’re always on the move, you’re always thinking about what’s going to happen next, you want more and keep improving.
“You really don’t have time to see what’s going on, or spend a lot of time thinking about it, because the next thing is right in front of you.
“Seven years is something I’m very proud of, I’m fighting at the top and I hope it will last for many years.
“It’s a place that I love – I love the people, I love the club and I think that’s what allows me to work hard and try to be successful every day because everyone is m treated well and continues to do so.”
The Stones’ impressive season in Manchester so far
Stones is doing well for City as he has already put in some impressive performances in the heart of Guardiola’s defence. The England defensive ace has made five appearances for the reigning Premier League champions this season, providing two assists.
The 28-year-old averages 0.8 tackles and 1.2 clearances per 90 minutes in the English top flight. His ball distribution is even accurate after his pass attempt rate of 97.2% in the league (data from score).
Should Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola give Stones a new contract?
When Stones is confident on the pitch, he can be a solid defender. He’s a solid tackler who can make timely interceptions on defensive 3-pointers on the field.
The England genius usually obliterates his defenses when he risks being blocked by the back line and has enough speed to make a few recovery runs in his own half. Furthermore, he is also a neat passer, making him an important addition to Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola’s matchday squad.
Stones currently has regular minutes at the Etihad Stadium and seems to be improving with each season. Therefore, the Manchester giants should consider offering him a new contract so they can keep him for the long term.
Stones, 28, is entering his prime, and he could give his best years for City in the coming seasons.